Local residents in Shipton Bellinger were pleased to observe a Hampshire County Council gritter spreading the icy Bulford Road at 6.30am this morning (4th December 2019), the temperatures at that time were well below freezing.
At 9.30am, the temperature was -1C in the area, which is when the same residents were shocked to see a Test Valley Borough Council road sweeper which arrived and promptly swept all of the grit up off the road.
One of the residents phoned Hampshire County Council who were stunned at what being described to them.
The caller then called Test Valley Borough Council and spoke with the manager responsible for the road sweepers, he was extremely apologetic and said he would speak to the operator concerned.
Andover & Villages have contacted Test Valley Borough Council and Hampshire County Council for comment.